Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2801. The Parrot 8/4/2009
2802. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
2803. Interviews At Employment Agencies 8/4/2009
2804. I Dreamed Of An Angel Last Night 8/4/2009
2805. Bus Ride At Night 8/6/2009
2806. To Have Your Own Wheels 8/6/2009
2807. Into That Dark Night 8/7/2009
2808. There Was A Gorgeous Summer 8/7/2009
2809. Two Bunches Of Red Roses 8/7/2009
2810. Lion At The Zoo 8/10/2009
2811. Make Me Worthy 8/10/2009
2812. Into A New Millennium 8/10/2009
2813. Like A White Water Lily 8/10/2009
2814. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
2815. Each Of Us Has Plans 8/11/2009
2816. There Are Times 8/11/2009
2817. I Wonder How I Fit Into My New Country 8/11/2009
2818. The Second Coming 8/11/2009
2819. The Tale Of The Sparkling White River 8/12/2009
2820. There’s A Shore 8/12/2009
2821. There’s A Place With Rows Of Cypress Trees 8/12/2009
2822. When Madness Snaps At My Heels 8/13/2009
2823. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
2824. Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Women 8/13/2009
2825. They Meet At A Nightclub 8/13/2009
2826. It’s The Forth Day 8/14/2009
2827. There Are Few Things In Life 8/14/2009
2828. I Bind Long Blackwood Poles 8/14/2009
2829. I Wonder How Far 8/14/2009
2830. Words 8/17/2009
2831. Six O’clock On A Friday Morning 8/17/2009
2832. This Winter 8/18/2009
2833. This Winter2 8/18/2009
2834. This Winter3 8/18/2009
2835. Love Is A Bitter Thing 8/18/2009
2836. The Flags At The Pretoria News Hangs Limp 8/19/2009
2837. This Morning Six Thirty We Drive Past A Church 8/19/2009
2838. My Barmaid 8/17/2009
2839. Madonna 8/17/2009
2840. Flippie Comes And Lies With Me 8/19/2009

Comments about Gert Strydom

  • Twigs Way (12/11/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    I am trying to get in touch with Gert Strydom URGENTLY as I wish to include one of his poems (on Carnations) in a book - can anyone please help? Unless I can make contact soon the editor wants to remove it.

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  • Kayoko Kan (7/16/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

  • Johan Fourie (1/11/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    Hello Gert... waardering vir jouse versameling dan. Maar soos die kind soldaat wat verwaarloos deur sy regering destyds is, verloen ons dan nie ook ons taal as daar so min van jousewerk in die moedertaal is?

  • Dickson Mseti Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM)

    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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